10.or D (Tenor D) vs Redmi 5A: Detailed Comparison of Budget Smartphones

Updated on 2017-12-23 by Geetansh Arora

Comparison of Redmi 5A and Tenor 10or D

When we saw Redmi 5A, we thought you can't get a better device at Rs. 4999 but looks like Tenor wants to prove us wrong. Tenor has come up with Tenor D or 10.or D(We don't know why they have chosen such a terrible brand name). Tenor 10.or D comes at the same price as Redmi 5A and offers an even better overall package. Let's take a look at its detailed comparison.

Design and Display

Both phones look like that they are made of metal but both are made of plastic. We think the design of both smartphones is decent and both are easy comfortable to hold. The size of Tenor D is slightly bigger because of a bigger display and bigger bezels.

Redmi 5A has a 720p 5-inch display and 10.or D has a 720p 5.2-inch display. Both displays are decent with good colors and viewing angles. The display on Tenor D is slightly better than the display on Redmi 5A.


Redmi 5A comes with a 13MP f/2.2 camera on the back and a 5MP f/2.0 on the front. The Tenor 10.or D comes with 13MP f/2.0 on the rear and 5MP f/2.2 on the front. You won't notice a great difference between pictures taken from these devices. The back camera on Tenor D is slightly better than Redmi 5A and selfie camera on the Redmi 5A is slightly better than 10.or D.


Both Redmi 5A and 10.or D have Snapdragon 425. The Snapdragon 425 is an entry-level chipset but it performs well and is very efficient as well.

Storage and RAM

Both phones come in 2 variants. The lower variant is with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage and the higher variant is with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. We suggest going for higher variant as extra 1gig of RAM can be very useful in multitasking.

Battery and Charging

Redmi 5A comes with 3000mAh battery and 10.or D comes with a bigger 3500mAh battery. Both phones have the same chipset so you can expect better battery backup on the Tenor 10.or D. The disappointing thing with Tenor D is its charger which is just 1Amp. The charger might take around 4 hours to fully charge the device from 0 to 100% which is very long time. 

So Tenor D provides better battery backup but Redmi 5A provides faster charging.

Operating System

Tenor 10.or D is a better option here at it runs on Stock Android 7.1.2 while the Redmi 5A runs on MIUI 9 which is a skin based on Android 7.1. 


2GB 32GB variant of both phones is priced at Rs. 4999 and 3GB 32GB variant of Tenor D is priced at 5999 while Redmi 5A 3GB 32GB is priced at 6999. 

One major difference between these 2 devices is a fingerprint sensor. The 10.or D comes with a fingerprint sensor on the back while the Redmi 5A does not have a fingerprint sensor.

Let's take a look at the comparison of features, specifications and pros and cons of both devices.

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Features Comparison

Redmi 5A Features

  • 2 GB RAM | 16 GB ROM
  • 5" HD Display 720p
  • Rear Camera: 13MP
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • 3000 mAh Battery
  • Best Price Rs. 6199

Tenor 10.or D Features

  • 2 GB RAM | 16 GB ROM
  • 5.2" HD Display 720p
  • Rear Camera: 13MP
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • 3500 mAh Battery
  • Best Price Rs. 4999

Pros Comparison

Redmi 5A Pros

  • The Redmi 5A is made of plastic but the build quality is good and phone feels comfortable in hand.
  • Display is decent with good viewing angles
  • Redmi 5A supports VOLTE and call quality is good
  • Can be used as a remote as there is infrared sensor at the top
  • There is a dedicated MicroSD slot on this device.

Tenor 10.or D Pros

  • 10.or D is made of plastic but looks like metal. The phone feels solid and is comfortable to hold.
  • The display on the front is bright with good colors and viewing angles
  • Tenor D supports 4G VOLTE.
  • Fingerprint sensor on the back is quick and accurate.
  • Dedicated MicroSD slot is provided which can be used to increase storage by up to 128GB

Cons Comparison

Redmi 5A Cons

  • Camera is average

Tenor 10.or D Cons

  • The charger is just 1 Amp so it takes a long time to fully charge the device.

Ratings Comparison

Redmi 5A

Performance Rating of 5A


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Battery Rating of Redmi 5A


Camera Rating of Redmi 5A


Software Rating of 5A


Value For Money Rating of 5A

Value For Money

Tenor 10.or D

Performance Rating of 10.or D


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Value For Money Rating of 10.or D

Value For Money

Specifications Comparison

Redmi 5A Tenor 10.or D
Operating System Android 7.1.2 Android 7.1.2
Chipset Snapdragon 425 Snapdragon 425
Memory(RAM) 2GB 2GB
Intenal Storage 16GB 16GB
Expandable Storage Upto 128GB MicroSD Upto 128GB MicroSD
Primary Camera 13MP 13MP
Front Camera 5MP 5MP
Battery Capacity 3000mAh 3500mAh
Dual Sim Yes Yes
Screen Type LCD LCD
Hybrid Sim Slot No No
Screen Size 5 5.2
Screen Resolution HD 720p HD 720p
USB Type C No No
3.5mm Audio Jack Yes Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No Yes
4G VOLTE Yes Yes
Weight 137gm 150gm
Thickness 8.3mm 9mm

See full review of Redmi 5A

See full review of Tenor 10.or D


So this was our detailed comparison of Tenor D(10.or D) and Redmi 5A. We think both smartphones offer excellent value for money. If you are still confused then we will help you out. If you need a bigger display, fingerprint sensor, bigger battery and stock Android then go for 10.or D. If you like MIUI and like a compact phone with a loud speaker and infrared port then go for Redmi 5A.

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